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L. M. Elliott

For fans of the extraordinary Broadway musical, "Hamilton," New York Times bestselling author Laura M. Elliott delivers a richly detailed historical novel about the lively Peggy Schuyler and her devoted friendship to Alexander Hamilton during the drama of the American Revolution.

The colonies are in the throes of the Revolutionary War and caught in the midst of spies, traitors, Loyalists and Patriots, is the charming, quick-witted Peggy Schuyler - youngest of the famed Schuyler sisters and daughter of General Philip Schuyler. Her eldest sister Angelica, the "thief of hearts," is known for her passion and intelligence, while kind, sweet Eliza has a beauty so great, it is only outshone by her enormous heart. Though often in the shadows of her beloved sisters, Peggy is talented in her own right - fluent in French, artistically talented, and brave beyond compare.

When a flirtatious aide-de-camp to General Washington named Alexander Hamilton writes an eloquent letter to Peggy asking for her help in wooing the earnest Eliza, Peggy is skeptical but finds herself unable to deny such an impassioned plea. Thus begins her own journey into the Revolution!

Inspired by the cultural phenomenon of the Broadway musical, "Hamilton," New York Times bestselling author Laura M. Elliott delves into the rich intricacies of Peggy's role in the Revolutionary War against England and the devoted friendship between two key players of the 18th century.

L.M. Elliott is well-known for her historical fiction for teens and middle-grade readers. A former journalist, her research capabilities are unparalleled in children's literature. Laura speaks at conferences and schools throughout the year. She lives in Virginia. You can visit her online at

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2. January 2018, review
Elliott (Suspect Red) combines a flair for fiction with masterly research to create a dense yet eminently readable story about Peggy Schuyler, third daughter of Gen. Philip Schuyler, one of George Washington's right-hand men.

Publishers Weekly, starred review

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